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PAGE TURNER: New children’s book illustrates famous Croxley bear for the first time

 Published on: 12th November 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

A furry Croxley legend is set to be immortalised in print with the release of a new children’s picture book.

The stories of Timothy Bear, the friendly teddy bear, were told throughout the village by former Yorke Mead headteacher Brian Sears.

Brian, who sadly passed away in 2016, first started telling the story of Timothy back in the 70s after working at a children’s camp in Bristol.

After making up stories of the adventures of Timothy, Brian told them in schools and churches in and around Croxley Green over the next 40 years.

His daughter Katherine has teamed up with illustrator Kim Gregory, to bring to life the story of “Don’t Touch the Trifle Timothy Bear”, which is set to be published and available from Amazon this month.

Speaking to CROXLEYNEWS, Katherine said she decided to publish her favourite of the Timothy Bear stories to be enjoyed by those who knew and loved the character.

She said: “Many people knew and loved Timothy Bear and I want the stories to live on for my children and future generations to enjoy.

“My dad did publish several of his stories for teachers to read in assemblies, but they were never illustrated.

“He loved telling the stories and published them because he wanted other people to enjoy them as well.”

Katherine added that the proceeds from the book will be going to charity, including to Friends of Yorke Mead, as Brian would have wanted to support the local school and community.

You can buy the book here.

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